We are pleased to announce the creation of Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) with 17 eJournals focusing on major areas of scholarship. It will provide a worldwide, online community for women’s & gender studies research and the intersection of these studies and other areas of research, following the model of SSRN’s other disciplinary networks.
The following WGSRN eJournals are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.
FEMINIST METHODOLOGY & RESEARCH eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine methodology employed in feminist research. Topics include critical approaches; cultural and anthropological approaches; data collection and empirical methods; economic approaches; experimental and game theory; political approaches; psychological and behavioral approaches; and other issues in feminist methodology and research.
FEMINIST THEORY & PHILOSOPHY eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on topics that include feminist philosophy and feminist theory, and includes both classic and contemporary issues in feminist thought.
GENDER & SOCIAL PROTECTION eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on topics related to gender, race and disability, including research on gender and the intersectionality of race and gender with respect to social protection, disabilities, health, education, and employment. It also includes legal and regulatory studies on gender and social protection, as well as research on social protection, gender and the family.
GENDER IN THE GLOBAL RESEARCH LANDSCAPE eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine the intersection of gender and research. Topics include gender and researcher performance; gender and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; gender and biomedical research; gender, gaming, and the virtual world; sex and gender analysis in research; institutional promotion of gender equality in careers; women in agricultural and natural resource management; underrepresentation of women and minorities in research; and other topics that examine gender and research.
GENDER, ARTS, LITERATURE & MUSIC eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore gender issues in the fields of the arts, literature, and music. Topics can include social and cultural barriers to achievements in the areas by gender, variations in gender achievements across the arts, and representations of gender in the arts, literature and music.
GENDER, POLITICS & JUSTICE eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine gender, differences in crime and access to justice; gender equality, political leadership, and institutions, and other topics in gender, politics, and justice.
MEDIA, GENDER & IDENTITY eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on the media’s relationship with and influence on gender. Topics include the Internet and its relationship with gender; gender roles, body images and women’s representation in the media, and other topics exploring the intersection of the media and gender identity and sexuality. Media can include television, print, and film, along with newer media such as the internet and video games.
OTHER WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts in the area of women’s and gender studies which do not fit into the other eJournals in the Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network.
SEXUAL & GENDER BASED VIOLENCE eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine physical, psychological, or sexual violence committed against an individual or group on the basis of gender or gender norms. Topics can include: economic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, rape, violence arising from traditional practices such as dowries and female genital mutilation, honor killings, sex trafficking, sexual harassment and intimidation, and bullying based on failure to conform to perceived gender roles. This can include empirical studies as well as policy examinations.
SEXUALITY & GENDER STUDIES eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts in the area of sexuality and gender studies. Topics include the history of sexuality; masculinities; studies in non-binary gender; sexual freedom, difference and social equality; sexuality, contraception, and reproductive choice; and other topics in sexuality and gender studies.
WOMEN & HEALTH eJOURNAL
View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Health.html
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore women’s health issues. Topics include gender and its relationship to health issues within the family; health issues related to ethnic and racial disparities; global issues in women’s health; the economics of women’s health; health issues related to the LGBTQ community; gender aspects of mental health; women’s reproductive health issues; and other issues in women’s health.
WOMEN & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on gender, climate change and extreme events; gender and international development; gender and globalization; and women, peace and security; and women’s political, economics and human rights.
WOMEN & LAW eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore gender issues in the field of law. Topics include family law, gender, and sexual differences; gender equity and the law, and other topics that examine the intersection of gender and law.
WOMEN & PSYCHOLOGY eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on the field of psychology as it relates to women and feminism. Topics can include women’s behavior and experiences across the life cycle; examinations of women’s personalities and mental health; communication by and about women; women and intimate relationships; gender power and violence against women; and gender disparities as they relate to the field of psychology. In addition, topics can include intersectionalities between women and race, class, age, ability, sexual orientation and national origin.
WOMEN & WORK eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on gender differences in business including corporate governance, access to finance and investment, women entrepreneurship; gender differences in employment, income, segregation by race and gender, and gender disparities in social supports including education, health and family welfare issues. It also includes papers on gender, work and family that look at the intersection between work and family including research on marriage markets, paid and unpaid care work, work-life conflict and impact of inequalities on young people.
WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES NEGATIVE RESULTS eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts in which negative results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not born out by the results. The negative results eJournal includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.
WOMEN, HISTORY & CULTURE eJOURNAL
Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on feminist history of thought, women in history under different political and economic regimes, re-interpreting women’s place in history, women’s social movements, and gender and cultural studies approaches. This includes research on women under colonialism and nationalism, women under feudalism and capitalism; engendering history; feminist anthropological and cultural studies, feminist political economy, gender, geography and religion; history of gender, family and children; gender, language, culture and network studies; history of women’s liberation and social movements; and studies on women, status and power.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
You can subscribe to the eJournals at no cost, by clicking on the „subscribe“ link listed under each eJournal name. You can also subscribe to all of the eJournals at once by clicking here: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=WGSRN-all-inclusive-journal.
You can change your eJournal subscriptions by signing into SSRN User HQ. If you have any problems, please contact us for assistance by email: Support@SSRN.com or by phone: 877-SSRNHelp (877 777 6435) in the United States, or +1 585 442 8170 outside of the United States. We are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30AM and 6:00PM, United States Eastern.
SSRN’s searchable electronic library contains abstracts, full bibliographic data, and author contact information for more than 763,600 papers, more than 355,500 authors, and full text for more than 645,300 papers. The eLibrary can be accessed at http://papers.ssrn.com.
SSRN supports open access by allowing authors to upload papers to the eLibrary for free through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at http://hq.ssrn.com, and by providing free downloading of those papers.
Downloads from the SSRN eLibrary in the past 12 months total more than 13.2 million, with more than 117.6 million downloads since inception.
SSRN’s PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Searching on an individual’s name in the author field on our search page at http://ssrn.com/search provides the best single professional directory of scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Complete contact information for authors, including email, postal, telephone, and fax information, is available there.
SSRN’s objective is to provide rapid, worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost. In pursuit of this objective, we allow authors to upload papers without charge. And, any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free, worldwide.
WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES RESEARCH NETWORK
The Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) distributes other eJournals. You can subscribe to these eJournals through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at http://hq.ssrn.com.
Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network